StereoTracer –


Triaxes StereoTracer converts images to glasses-free 3D formats for 3D lenticular printing or holographic displays.

StereoTracer allows you to get a multi-angle series of frames from a single 2D photo,  from 2D+Depth, or from a stereo pair of photos. The program automatically calculates a depth map.

A series of frames from StereoTracer can be printed as a lenticular 3D picture in 3DMasterKit, or saved as separate files (jpg, tif, psd), or video (mp4, gif, avi) . StereoTracer is able to generate 45-view images for viewing on Looking Glass 3D display, and 2D+Depth images for Philips/Dimenco AS3D displays.


Input formats  Output formats
2D  regular photo 2D+Depth creating a depth map using a neural network algorithm
2D+Depth photo N-view 3D for 3D lenticular printing and holographic displays
Stereo 3D photo GIF, MP4 for a preview purpose

Create a depth map for 2D photos

Use Triaxes StereoTracer for 2D to 3D conversion

Use Triaxes StereoTracer for 2D to 3D conversion

Create 3D lenticular prints and holograms


Use Triaxes StereoTracer to create holograms

Use Triaxes StereoTracer to create holograms

What is a Depth-map?
The depth-map (disparity image or Z-image) is an image which contains information about the depth of the picture and serves to convert a two-dimensional image into a three-dimensional one. In the depth-map the gray color gradation shows each pixel’s distance from the viewer. The lighter areas in the depth-map correspond to the areas nearer to the viewer, the darker ones correspond to the more distant areas. A depth-map can be created out of one 2D image manually in any graphic editor or from a stereo pair automatically in StereoTracer.


(Kaliningrad. Photo by A. Urenkov. Depth map by Zaza Karanashvili)

Features and Benefits

Depth Map Processing
StereoTracer works with a user-drawn depth map and automatically calculates one or two depth maps out of a stereo pair for further 3D sequence rendering.
3D Sequence Rendering
StereoTracer renders a multi-view 3D series of frames based on:

– 2D photo and calculated depth map

– 2D picture and a user-drawn depth map

– a stereo pair and an automatically calculated depth map (for one of the frames)

– a stereo pair and two automatically calculated depth maps (for both frames of a stereo pair). This method provides the best “look behind” effect.

Multiple Input Formats
StereoTracer supports stereo photos stored in separate files or in one file (side-by-side).
Stereo Camera Compatibility
StereoTracer supports the MPO file format used by the Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D, Panasonic and some other cameras.
The program automatically converts stereo MPO files into multi-view stereo sequences for lenticular 3D photo printing.
Easy to Learn
The Program Wizard as well as the intuitive interface help users run the program features step-by-step and get professional results effortlessly. The detailed User Guide describes all the software options.
Auto Adjustment
The auto alignment feature enables the user to obtain a better 3D visualization effect.
Flexible Settings
StereoTracer controls parallax and convergence points in the resulting 3D multi-view sequence of frames.
The StereoTracer output is easily compatible with 3DMasterKit for the final lenticular 3D picture creating.

Watch video how to convert stereo photo for Looking Glass Holographic Display

Read more on how it’s done.

This video shows how to make 3D photos with an Android smartphone, Google Camera app, StereoTracer and 3DMasterKit.
(The latest version of Google Camera only works on recent Nexus and Pixel devices on Android 7.1.1 and above.)